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Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Russia has jets stationed at Hmeimim air base inside Syria Russian and Turkish jets have carried out their first joint strikes on so-called Islamic State (IS) inside Syria, the Russian defence ministry says. IS was targeted in the suburbs of the town of al-Bab, Aleppo province, where Turkey suffered heavy […]

City banks warn of Brexit job moves

Media captionUBS chairman Axel Weber: About 1,000 jobs in London could be affected by Brexit Two of the largest investment banks in the City of London have said that some staff will definitely have to move abroad when the UK leaves the EU. HSBC’s chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, told Bloomberg he was preparing to move […]

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Image copyright EPA Image caption There are still 46 seriously injured people at the camp in Rann, Nigeria Refugees badly injured after the Nigerian military accidentally bombed their camp need urgent evacuation, an aid agency says. The Red Cross said 46 people were still being treated for “serious” wounds, a day after the camp was […]

Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source

Chelsea Manning: Obama reduces sentence of Wikileaks source

Image copyright AP Image caption Manning declared her new identity the day after sentencing US President Barack Obama has commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence for leaking documents to Wikileaks in 2010. The 29-year-old transgender US Army private, born Bradley Manning, will be freed on 17 May instead of her scheduled 2045 release. She was sentenced to […]

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

Obama administration gives $500m to UN climate change fund

Image copyright AFP Image caption The signing of the Paris accord is considered a major achievement for Barack Obama The US government has given half a billion dollars to the UN’s Green Climate Fund, just three days before Donald Trump takes office. Barack Obama’s outgoing administration announced the contribution of $500m (£406m; €468m) on Tuesday, […]

Moth with ‘golden flake hairstyle’ named after Donald Trump

Moth with ‘golden flake hairstyle’ named after Donald Trump

Image copyright Vazrick Nazari/Getty Images Image caption The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi is a native of parts of Mexico A tiny moth with a very recognisable “hairstyle” has become the first creature named after the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States. The Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was discovered in California by researcher Vazrick Nazari, of Ottawa, Canada. The […]

Wrecked US boat found in Scotland

Media captionThe upturned wreck of the ‘Be Good Too’ catamaran on South Uist The barnacle-covered wreck of a catamaran abandoned during a rescue off the US east coast three years ago has been found on a Hebridean beach. The four crew members of the Be Good Too were rescued by the US Coastguard 300 miles […]

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The documents include records of UFO sightings About 13 million pages of declassified documents from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been released online. The records include UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate programme, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists. The move […]

Indian woman held for acid attack on ex-lover

Indian woman held for acid attack on ex-lover

Image copyright bangalorenewsphotos Image caption Lydia Yeshpaul works as a nurse A woman has been arrested in the southern Indian city of Bangalore for throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend. (Warning: Some readers may find the image below distressing) The man recently ended his relationship with the woman after four years. It is the city police’s […]

Italy weather: Quakes hit snowbound central regions

Italy weather: Quakes hit snowbound central regions

Image copyright EVN Image caption Much of central Italy has seen heavy snowfall this week Central Italy has been struck by a series of earthquakes, as the region shivers in freezing temperatures. The biggest 5.7-magnitude quake struck at 10:14 local time (09:14 GMT), with others before and after. They hit an area devastated by quakes […]